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African Farmers Losing Land to Investors

http://www.nytimes.com

"Organizations like the United Nations & the World Bank say the practice...could help feed the growing global population by introducing large-scale commercial farming to places without it. But others condemn the deals as neocolonial land grabs that destroy villages, uproot tens of thousands of farmers and create a volatile mass of landless poor. Making matters worse...much of the food is bound for wealthier nations."

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Police Shoot Suspect's Father In Bronx Drug Raid

http://www.ny1.com

Police accidently shot an elderly man during a drug raid in the Bronx on Saturday.

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Minutemen enter border home and shoot 9yr old girl in head

http://crooksandliars.com

They convinced Flores to let them in by claiming to be law-enforcement officers seeking fugitives, then shot him point-blank in the head when he questioned them and wounded his wife, Gina Gonzalez. And then, while she pleaded for her life, they shot Brisenia in cold blood in the head. (Her sister, fortunately, was sleeping over at a friend's.)

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iPhone app helps users avoid parking tickets

http://www.vancouversun.com

Massive parking fines inspired one Australian man to create an iPhone app that lets users warn each other when parking officers are spotted lurking near their cars. Last year alone, he paid thousands of dollars in fines. The final straw came when he was ticketed in his own neighbourhood despite a parking permit that he pays hundreds of dollars for each year. The app lets users "sign in" and report sightings of parking officers with a single push of a button. Cartoon faces wearing a police cap then appear plotted on a map of the area, along with a notice thanking them.

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Va. teen detained in Kuwait sues U.S. over no-fly list

http://washingtonexaminer.com

A Northern Virginia teenager detained in Kuwait is suing the U.S. government, saying officials violated his rights by apparently placing him on the no-fly list without reason.

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Florida Lawmaker proposes grading parents along with students

http://www.abcactionnews.com

A Florida state lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would require teachers to give parents in Florida a grade for how involved they are with their child's education. Schools can only do so much. "We hold teachers accountable, we're holding students accountable, we're holding administrators accountable."
K-12 parents would be assessed, but only Kindergarten through 3rd grade would receive a satisfactory, unsatisfactory, or needs improvement grade.

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Tucson Shooting Suspect Was Known to Use Hallucinogen Salvia

http://www.nytimes.com

It remains unclear what, if any, role salvia played in shaping Mr. Loughner's views. But the shootings have once again drawn attention to a drug that - for little more than the cost of a pack of cigarettes and without the hassle of showing a driver's license - a growing number of young people here and throughout much of the country are legally buying and using.

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Homeland Security Junks Billion Dollar ‘Virtual Fence’

http://www.wired.com

It only took nearly a year of hiatus and $1 billion in sunk costs, but the Department of Homeland Security has finally gotten rid of the networked suite of sensors that made up its virtual border fence.

The virtual fence “cannot meet its original objective of providing a single, integrated border-security technology solution,”

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No shit?!

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Student Sent to Mental Hosp For Complaining About Hidden Camera

http://www.datelinezero.com

Chinemerem Eze, a Nigerian student at Brooklyn College, complained to her college about secret surveillance in December 2008, according to a lawsuit she’s filed in New York Supreme Court. Yes, there was indeed a camera in her bedroom.

She’s suing the security officers, psychologist, and the government-managed school for negligence. She’s already settled with the government-managed hospital.

Nice racket the State has going here, though. Hope her lawsuit goes well.

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AP: FDA orders lower doses in prescription painkillers

http://news.yahoo.com

From the article: "Acetaminophen is the leading cause of liver failure in the U.S. and sends 56,000 people to the emergency room annually. About 200 of them die, and the FDA estimates 120 of those deaths are linked to prescription drugs with acetaminophen."

Imagine if cannabis was HALF as dangerous as this stuff anyone can buy without a prescription.

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Schools Giving Tickets, Not Detention Slips, Report Says

http://dfw.cbslocal.com

Court has become a deterrent instead of detention for some North Texas students.

The social and economic group Texas Appleseed collected five years worth of data from 22 districts across the state and found young students, including a six year old in Dallas, who received class C misdemeanor tickets for things like disrupting class, leaving school early and school yard brawls that didn’t include weapons.

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Justices To Pot Users: Be Careful When You Flush

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court isn't given to offering advice to people who are breaking the law, even in a minor way. But some justices on Wednesday effectively told those who might be sitting at home smoking pot when the police come knocking: Do not flush the toilet.

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CO Senator kills mother-to-be in head on accident in Amarillo.

http://www.denverpost.com

CO Senator kills mother-to-be in head on accident in Amarillo. What do you think she should be charged with? What do you think she will be charged with?

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Soldiers fire an estimated 25000 bullets for every "insurgent" killed

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk

US forces have fired so many bullets in Iraq and Afghanistan - an estimated 250,000 for every insurgent killed - that American ammunition-makers cannot keep up with demand. As a result the US is having to import supplies from Israel.

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National Guard in federal medical marijuana raid raises questions

http://michiganmessenger.com

LANSING — On Nov. 30, the Drug Enforcement Agency raided a facility in Meridian Township. Along with ground forces, the Michigan National Guard provided two Blackhawk helicopters to assist in the operation. The facility was a joint growing operation by several registered patient caregivers. The caregivers decided to rent the facility to grow medical marijuana for their patients, and remove the drug from their homes.

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Ganja Babies do better - more suppressed marijuana research

http://current.com

The 30-day test showed that children of ganja-using mothers were superior to children of non-ganja mothers in two ways: the children had better organization and modulation of sleeping and waking, and they were less prone to stress-related anxiety.

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NYC Slow Snow Cleanup Was Sanitation Department's Budget Protest

http://www.nypost.com

Miles of roads stretching from as north as Whitestone, Queens, to the south shore of Staten Island still remained treacherously unplowed last night because of the shameless job action, several sources and a city lawmaker said, which was over a raft of demotions, attrition and budget cuts.

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Jury Nullification for Marijuana an Increasing Problem for the State

http://www.latimes.com

Jury nullification for marijuana "crimes" is gaining steam. People are saying they aren't willing to convict because they think it should be legal.

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Jury pool in marijuana case stages ‘mutiny’

http://www.billingsgazette.com

A funny thing happened on the way to a trial in Missoula County District Court last week.

Jurors – well, potential jurors – staged a revolt.

They took the law into their own hands, as it were, and made it clear they weren’t about to convict anybody for having a couple of buds of marijuana. Never mind that the defendant in question also faced a felony charge of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs.

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Xmas Club Punished @ Govt School for passing Candy Cane

http://princewilliamcounty.wusa9.com

Skylar Torbett, also a junior, said administrators told him, "The candy canes could be used as weapons by sucking on them and making them have sharp points."

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